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Bike Luggage Charges: Worth Keeping Your Bike At Home?


With cycling becoming more popular than ever, enthusiasts increasingly want to take their bicycles abroad for cycling holidays. As a cyclist, it’s worth knowing whether or not taking your own bicycle abroad is worth it. It can also help determine what airline to book with. At Pure Adventures we are so lucky to have bike rental connections all over the ... Read More »

5 Reasons To Add The Burgundy Gastronomy & Wine Bike Tour To Your Bucket List


Burgundy is famous for its warm hospitality and inimitable knack for enjoying life. Rich in tradition, gastronomy, history and excellent wines. Even before Julius Caesar fought his decisive battles with the Gauls, people have been lured to this beautiful land of gently rolling landscapes, sleepy villages, rivers and canals. Burgundy is the old France, a land of culture, countryside, fine ... Read More »

Pure Adventures Travel Scouts: travel the world for less with our new program

At Pure Adventures, we like to reward our loyal travelers with extra perks (our Repeat Travelers booking incentive is one way). It’s our way of thanking you for your support for choosing us to help your plan your vacation. But we have come up with a brand new program that you’re sure to love! We’re calling it Travel Scouts, and ... Read More »

Three New Tours for 2016: Tuscany, Rioja, Dordogne oh my!

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Jan. 20, 2016 – The pioneer of self-guided cycling vacations, Pure Adventures (, announces three new self-guided bicycle tours of Italy’s Tuscany, France’s Dordogne and Spain’s La Rioja regions. Food, wine and history extraordinaire are key elements of these tours that offer cyclists the luxury of traveling at their own pace and pausing when and where they wish, ... Read More »

A Personal Account of Cycling in the Lot Region of France

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Below is a ‘post’ written by a recent traveler with Pure Adventures, who also happens to be a regular traveler with us year in and year out.  We love to get these kinds of stories and accounts of our traveler’s experiences.  It wasn’t written for Pure to post to the public per se, Patricia just shared it with us.  When ... Read More »

French Holiday Delicacies

French Holiday Delicacies   When it comes to fine food and delectable cuisine, the French certainly know a thing or two.  From escargot to Coq au Vin to mouthwatering pastries and perfectly aged cheese, a trip to France is always a delicious gastronomical journey.  The holidays are no exception, as highly anticipated traditional dishes make their appearances at parties and ... Read More »

3 Must Visit Towns in Loire Valley France

3 Must Visit Towns in Loire     Given France’s size and diversity, there are certainly plenty of destinations within for visitors to choose from.  But if it’s an authentic experience you seek, the Loire Valley embodies all of the charm and magic that one could envision about France.  From imposing castles to quaint, friendly villages to sprawling vineyards which ... Read More »

5 Foods to Try in Provence France

5 Foods to Try in Provence     Of all the beautiful places to visit in France, Provence is perhaps among the most exquisite.  Its perfect combination of old-fashioned cities, historical benchmarks, breathtaking landscapes and delightful weather make this charming region a top destination for travelers.  One of Provence’s many pleasures is the delectable cuisine enjoyed there.  Here are five ... Read More »

Souvenirs from France – Dordogne Gastronomy

Souvenirs from France – Dordogne Gastronomy     Located between the beautiful Loire Valley and the towering Pyrenees Mountains, the French department of Dordogne offers all the charm and ambiance visitors could expect from this elegant country.  In fact, there are over 1,500 castles in Dordogne alone as well as breathtakingly beautiful countryside and quaint, friendly villages.  It’s exactly what ... Read More »

Normandy Foodie Highlights in France

  Normandy Foodie Highlights   What do you get when you combine miles of breathtaking coastline, fascinating historical landmarks, lush farmland and lively market towns?  The Normandy region of France boasts all of these features and so much more.  But aside from the picturesque landscapes, friendly locals and cultural discovery, Normandy is also home to some gastronomical delights.  Whether you’re ... Read More »